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oh is it good to just make my own subwoofer? It's too heavy for a dayton sub120. but maybe i could just buy a driver and just make my own sub?
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The B652's will blow away those Bose speakers. Those only had what, 2 or 3" drivers on them?
The B652's don't really sound flat, they're more treble heavy or "bright" sounding. They're not a bad sounding speaker at all, they honestly do sound closer to $100+ pair of passive speakers. They're very comparable to the Polk Monitor 30's actually, which a LOT of people really enjoy.

oh and also, about the amp, are there any cheaper amp like "t-amp"? idk what that is, but is it cheaper? What makes the dayton 100a worth than any other cheaper 2 channel amps?

The DTA-100a is a T amp. So is the Lepai TA2020, and the Dayton DTA-1. All are quality amplifiers. I'd grab the Lepai TA2020 if you're on a tight budget, but the DTA-100a is definitely well worth the extra money. It's got a lot more power output (even more if you use an aftermarket power adapter), it also has front and rear inputs, and a headphones amplifier as well (not great, but works better than my soundcard).

The only cheaper amp worth mentioning, like I said, is the Lepai TA2020 for $21 (or is it $24 now?). But its a night and day difference between the 2. I own both.
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oh is it good to just make my own subwoofer? It's too heavy for a dayton sub120. but maybe i could just buy a driver and just make my own sub?

You could make your own subwoofer, sure. It'll end up costing you more though, and it'll weigh just as much. You could look into the Dayton SUB800 for a smaller subwoofer. It's only got an 8" driver, and it doesn't weigh nearly as much as the 12" version does.
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The DTA-100a is a T amp. So is the Lepai TA2020, and the Dayton DTA-1. All are quality amplifiers. I'd grab the Lepai TA2020 if you're on a tight budget, but the DTA-100a is definitely well worth the extra money. It's got a lot more power output (even more if you use an aftermarket power adapter), it also has front and rear inputs, and a headphones amplifier as well (not great, but works better than my soundcard).
The only cheaper amp worth mentioning, like I said, is the Lepai TA2020 for $21 (or is it $24 now?). But its a night and day difference between the 2. I own both.
You could make your own subwoofer, sure. It'll end up costing you more though, and it'll weigh just as much. You could look into the Dayton SUB800 for a smaller subwoofer. It's only got an 8" driver, and it doesn't weigh nearly as much as the 12" version does.

I do have a sound card. It's asus xonar essence st. And I don't know which would be better to go with it. And I do have hd555. The only thing thats holding me back is would the b652 sound as good as the bx5 d2 or the av40's? Sorry for asking too much questions.redface.gif
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The DTA-100a is a T amp. So is the Lepai TA2020, and the Dayton DTA-1. All are quality amplifiers. I'd grab the Lepai TA2020 if you're on a tight budget, but the DTA-100a is definitely well worth the extra money. It's got a lot more power output (even more if you use an aftermarket power adapter), it also has front and rear inputs, and a headphones amplifier as well (not great, but works better than my soundcard).
The only cheaper amp worth mentioning, like I said, is the Lepai TA2020 for $21 (or is it $24 now?). But its a night and day difference between the 2. I own both.
You could make your own subwoofer, sure. It'll end up costing you more though, and it'll weigh just as much. You could look into the Dayton SUB800 for a smaller subwoofer. It's only got an 8" driver, and it doesn't weigh nearly as much as the 12" version does.

I do have a sound card. It's asus xonar essence st. And I don't know which would be better to go with it. And I do have hd555. The only thing thats holding me back is would the b652 sound as good as the bx5 d2 or the av40's? Sorry for asking too much questions.redface.gif

Like I said, studio monitors are going to sound closer to flat sounding. The B652's have slightly boosted treble, and recessed midrange (or "bright sounding"). Neither is necessarily good or bad, just different.
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BTW, you can find really cool stuff on Craigslist. I love the deals I got on my Receiver and Sub off of Craig's and you don't pay tax. My Receiver is almost 30 years old and looks and sounds great (and can push a pair of headphones very well), but obviously I didn't pay new prices for it and there wasn't any tax.
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BTW, you can find really cool stuff on Craigslist. I love the deals I got on my Receiver and Sub off of Craig's and you don't pay tax. My Receiver is almost 30 years old and looks and sounds great (and can push a pair of headphones very well), but obviously I didn't pay new prices for it and there wasn't any tax.

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